Shame there was no Gurkha photo

IN the Observer’s page on the Santa Parade (December 6 edition), John Hough, Priory Meadow Shopping Centre manager, said it was quite a coup to get the Pipes and Drims of the Royal Gurkha Ridles for Santa’s arrival.

Yes, indeed, they were excellent but what a shame on a page full of images not one picture of them was there.

After the parade they were welcomed at the Town Hall by the Mayor for a meal and photos. I have to say that, at short notice they did the job brilliantly, in their own time and I would like, through the paper, to thank them again for making the evening sparkle.

JOHN EVENDEN

Wellington Square